• The Invention of Lying (2009)

The Invention of Lying

Release Date: October 2nd, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 19th, 2010

PG-13 |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) is a down-on-his-luck writer who lives in world where falsehoods are completely unknown. When Mark suddenly develops the ability to lie, the notion that "honesty is the best policy" goes out the window, and he uses his newfound skill for personal gain.

Cast: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K. , Jeffrey Tambor, Fionnula Flanagan, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey

Director: Ricky Gervais , Matthew Robinson

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Radar Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Mother , Underdog , Office , House , Amusing , Pursuit , Creative , 2000s , Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    In the spirit of that world, I cannot tell a lie: The Invention of Lying, which the English comedian both directed and wrote with Matthew Robinson, soon loses altitude and eventually falls flat. show more

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Gervais and Robinson take what might have been a cute concept comedy and elevate it to delicious heights. show more

  • 63
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Invention - a mash-up of two Jim Carrey comedies, "Liar Liar" and "Bruce Almighty" - flirts with being a one-gag pony. Shocking sincerity loses its comic impact after a while. show more

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